• My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Bug Bites

    We live in Texas, so there are bugs EVERYWHERE. And almost all of them bite!! Ants, mosquitos, spiders, assassin bugs, and on and on! Thankfully, Young Living has an essential oil blend that we LOVE for relieving the itch! It’s called Purification, and it’s a combo of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree oils. I just rub it on a bug bite, and it helps draw out the poison! My kids love it too, and they apply it themselves! For a particularly bad bite, which we were pretty certain was a black widow bite, we used Purification, Basil oil, and Bentontite clay. I was prepping us to head…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Toothaches

    When a tooth hurts, you want it fixed NOW. I’m so thankful to have Young Living oils to use while I’m waiting to get into the dentist! My favorites to use are:Panaway – I dilute this blend with a little olive oil and rub it right on my cheek. Clove – I dilute this blend too, and rub it on my gums where it hurts. Dentists use clove too, in their numbing agents! Thieves – Thieves has clove in it, so I use this when needed too! I also loved Clove for my little teething babies – I diluted it a ton (like 1 drop oil to 20 drops olive…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Teething

    Teething babies are SO SAD. I hate it when they hurt, and I love that I have an easy home remedy! I’ve used several different oils for teething, including Lavender, Copaiba, Clove, and Thieves. For Clove and Thieves, I dilute it a ton (like 1 drop oil to 20 drops olive oil) and test it on myself first to make sure it’s not too spicy. Then I rub it on their gums. Happy babies. 🙂 Want to get your own oils? Click here to get your starter kit!

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for a Fever

    Fevers in my babies used to scare me so badly!! When my baby daughter had a bad reaction to a vaccine, her fever climbed high so quickly she had febrile seizures. SO scary!! Alternating Motrin and Ibuprofen wasn’t doing much – we literally prayed her through that night, and I lost count of how often I called the nurse line. Now, for a normal fever from a sickness, I don’t freak out. The body is doing its job! I want to help support the body as it fights off the sickness, and not suppress the fever. Essential oils are PERFECT to help the body stabilize, and fight off the sickness…

  • My Story: How I Use Essential Oils for Sunburn

    I love the sun, and sometimes I mis-judge how much time I’ve spent in it! 🙁 Thankfully, Young Living lavender essential oil is my friend and helps my skin heal quickly! [Don’t use any brand but Young Living on burns! Any additives will make the burn worse. Some brands use lavandin instead of actual lavender oil, and that’s not helpful for the burn either!] I just rub lavender straight on the burn, and reapply a few times if need be! Easy peasy! Want to get your own oils? Click here to get your starter kit!

  • Homemade Gummy Bears

    My friend Carrie found that she was craving gelatin while her broken wrist was healing.  She made this great gummy recipe and loved it so much she wanted to share it with all of you!   Enjoy!!   Gummy Recipe Before beginning, determine how much liquid you need to fill a tray of gummy molds. I used these molds and each mold needed 1/3 cup liquid, which was perfect! Makes 150 gummy bears (using molds at link above) Ingredients 1 cup 100% fruit juice (white grape or apple take other flavors well) 3 Tbsp gelatin (everyone recommended Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin – orange can) 1 Tbsp honey or the equivalent of your…

  • Mindfulness

    Guest post by Joshalyn McHargue I distinctly remember the first time I learned about mindfulness. It was during a counseling lecture, and my professor encouraged my classmates and me to make it a consistent part of our lives to avoid burnout. As a counselor in training, I was initially interested in how it could improve my counseling skills. Soon after I began practicing mindfulness, however, I found it to be a helpful tool in my life as a wife, friend, daughter, employee, and well, a human being! Put simply, mindfulness is the intentional act of being fully present in a moment. It involves becoming aware of your thoughts and knowing…

  • Betrayal by Think Dirty App

    We have long relied on the Think Dirty App to help us identify products that are healthier and less toxic. It gave us ratings on how good or bad something was in regards to being cancer causing, toxic to our reproductive/developmental systems, and allergies and immunotoxins. The app has changed, and those indicators NO LONGER appear. Worse, many of the products that were once rated badly now appear with MUCH better ratings. Products that were a 10 have changed to a 5, overnight. Other products, as I was searching for them, popped up as the 9 or 10 they once were, then gave an app error, and reverted to a…

  • Toxic Free Cleaning Made Easy

      My hat is off to those mamas that love to make their own cleaning supplies!   I’ve dabbled in that, and eventually decided that it was simpler for me to purchase something that was already made!  Invariably, I’d end up an ingredient short, or without a good container, or I wouldn’t be happy with how it worked! While I didn’t want to make it myself, I didn’t want to compromise on quality and non-toxic-ness.  Is that a word?    The Thieves line from YL has been a game-changer for me!  If you came over to my house, you’d find Thieves in the kitchen (the dish soap and dishwasher detergent), laundry…

  • How to Apply Mineral Makeup

    Are you new to using mineral makeup?   There’s a little bit of a learning curve, but if I can do it, I am CONFIDENT that you can!!   Young Living has produced some great tutorials that show you how easy it is.    It won’t be long, and your skin will be thanking you for your healthy wise choices! Take a look at this quick intro! Check out this first video on how to apply foundation. Only have 5 minutes to put your makeup on?   This video shows you how! Want to make your eyes stand out? Learn more and get your own makeup by following this link –> Savvy Minerals…